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LV= INSURANCE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 4 DAY 2: All the Match Scores, Reports and Scorecards April 30th 2021

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LV= INSURANCE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 4  DAY 2: All the Match Scores, Reports and Scorecards for April 30th 2021




Glamorgan vs Kent, Group 3, County Championship

Glamorgan 197/10 (61.5 ov) & 19/0 (2.2 ov)

Kent 138/10 (45.3 ov) & 74/10 (26.5 ov)

Result - Glamorgan won by 10 wickets

Kent were all out for 74 in their second innings and beaten in two days by Glamorgan in the LV= Insurance County Championship.

Darren Stevens celebrated his 45th birthday with his 30th first-class five-wicket haul and figures of five for 53, but Glamorgan took a first-innings lead of 59 runs which Kent only just surpassed.

Glamorgan’s 39-year-old Australian seamer Michael Hogan destroyed the Kent top order with five quick wickets. Hogan produced an exceptional 10 overs to take five for 28.

Glamorgan opener David Lloyd knocked off the 16 runs to win on his own and finished it with a six to record a 10-wicket win. 

A total of 18 wickets fell on day two.

Glamorgan’s overnight batsmen Lloyd and Billy Root were both dismissed as three wickets fell in the half hour played in the morning session before rain meant an early lunch.

Stevens bowled immaculately and trapped Lloyd leg before wicket for 62.

Matthew Milnes then dismissed Root lbw and clean bowled Glamorgan captain Chris Cooke for a golden duck in consecutive deliveries. Wet weather then forced the players from the field.

When the teams returned, Kiran Carlson was caught at second slip by Zak Crawley from the bowling of Stevens and Milnes accounted for Callum Taylor lbw.

Stevens soon grabbed his fifth wicket when Timm van der Gugten was caught behind by Ollie Robinson. Kent’s change bowlers Miguel Cummins and Fredrick Klaassen wrapped up the Glamorgan innings. Kent’s second innings was a disaster.

Opener Daniel Bell-Drummond skied an attempted pull shot off the bowling of Lukas Carey which just escaped Van der Gugten at mid-on, but Hogan did remove Jordan Cox lbw.

Carey then had a huge shout for leg before against Kent’s new man Crawley which was turned down.

Hogan’s accuracy was relentless. He had Bell-Drummond caught behind and clean bowled England’s Crawley – who failed to play a shot – for just a single. Joe Denly was the next to go.

He had nearly been run out by Carlson after dropping his bat, but was then lbw to Lloyd.

Hogan had Robinson caught behind by Cooke after tea as Kent slipped to 41 for five, still 18 runs behind. The Australian then made it five when Jack Leaning looked disappointed to be given out lbw.

Stevens took a wild hack at a Lloyd delivery and was clean bowled.

Kent’s Heino Kuhn was batting with a runner due to a calf problem, but when he was lbw to Van der Gugten, his team collapsed to a paltry 74 all out.

Glamorgan then wrapped up victory with two days to spare. 

Glamorgan’s David Lloyd, who scored 81 runs and took six wickets in the match, said: “It’s a brilliant win for us and it was a crazy day of cricket. I was not expecting us to get a win today. It was a good passage of bowling from us to get early wickets. After the first part of day one we found the right length to bowl on that wicket. We were pretty disappointed to only get a first-innings lead of 59. We wanted in the region of 250 so credit to Kent for that. But we didn’t sulk about it and bowled well from the word go. We stuck to our plans and were relentless. To bowl with Michael Hogan when his tail is up is a good experience for me. It’s pleasing for me personally. I’ve worked hard to get here and I’m trying to enjoy my cricket. We’ve been in a good position for every game of the season so far, but it’s pleasing to get our first win.”  

Kent head coach Matt Walker said: “It was not good enough over the day and three quarters for which the game lasted. It wasn’t an easy pitch to play on and when you look at the batting that was reflected by the scores. Regardless of the pitch we have to be better than that and we didn’t find the answer. Some of the boys will look back on good balls which got them out, but we have to better. Two poor batting innings on good pitches leads to a lack of a confidence and it’s difficult to find a performance on a pitch like this. Glamorgan bowled very well. Michael Hogan was outstanding at time. It always looks bad when you lose a game by 10 wickets. We haven’t played well in the last three weeks and this result typifies that. Some of our players aren’t performing to the levels they can.”  

Northamptonshire vs Yorkshire, Group 3, County Championship

Northamptonshire 234/10 (88.5 ov)

Yorkshire 206/10 & *43/3 (20 ov)

Stumps - Day 2 - Yorkshire lead by 15 runs


Saif Zaib and Tom Taylor scored rearguard day two fifties as Northamptonshire claimed the advantage in their LV= Insurance County Championship clash with Yorkshire at Emerald Headingley.

The seventh-wicket pair shared 92 in 41 overs either side of lunch to secure a 28-run lead on first innings at 234 all out.

Unbeaten Yorkshire, having made 206 on day one, closed on 43 for three from 20 overs in their second innings to undermine hopes of a third win in four Group Three matches.

Zaib made 55 off 134 balls and Taylor 50 off 143 after the visitors had slipped to 81 for five from 36 without loss overnight.

Seam and swing trio Steve Patterson, Jordan Thompson and David Willey took three wickets apiece as Yorkshire impressively claimed seven slip catches.

Ben Sanderson, Wayne Parnell and Gareth Berg then all struck for Northants before close.

Both sides displayed plenty of endeavour in conditions favouring bowlers.

Eight of the 10 Northants wickets fell to catches behind the wicket.

The visitors lost five morning wickets, including four for five in 26 balls as they slipped from 76 for one to 81 for five. Patterson and Thompson struck twice in that collapse.

Harry Brook’s one-handed effort diving to his right at third slip to help Thompson remove Luke Procter before lunch was the pick of the catches.

From 81 for five, Zaib and all-rounder Taylor dug in superbly.

Northants captain Ricardo Vasconcelos departed in the morning collapse for an eye-catching 47.

However, the caution displayed by left-handed Zaib and Taylor was entirely understandable. It took the visitors almost 44 overs to score their 100th run of the day.

Zaib posted his fifty off 127 balls before losing his middle stump whilst driving at Willey’s left-arm pace shortly before tea - 173 for six.

Taylor reached the same milestone off 138 in the early stages of the afternoon. But he fell without further addition when bowled past the outside edge by Dom Bess, leaving Northants at 199 for seven.

Willey then struck twice more with the new ball against his home county, with whom he won the Vitality Blast title in 2013.

He had Parnell and Simon Kerrigan caught in the slips before Thompson’s third wicket - that of Sanderson - wrapped the innings up.

Sanderson then forced Kohler-Cadmore to feather behind, Parnell trapped Will Fraine lbw and Berg had Adam Lyth caught at third slip to leave Yorkshire in trouble at 35 for three.



Somerset vs Middlesex, Group 2, County Championship

Somerset *178/4 (55 ov)

Middlesex 357/10 (110 ov)

Stumps - Day 2 - Somerset trail by 179 runs.


James Hildreth became the fourth highest first class run maker in Somerset’s history on the second day of the LV=County Championship match with Middlesex at the Cooper Associates County Ground.

The 36-year-old batsman went past Bill Alley’s tally of 16,644 while contributing 39 to his side’s first innings total of 178 for four and now lies behind only Harold Gimblett, Marcus Trescothick and Peter Wight.

Earlier, Middlesex had moved from an overnight 308 for six to 357 all out, Robbie White falling for 92 and Josh Davey claiming three of the wickets in the space of an over.

There were two victims each for Steve Finn and Tim Murtagh when Somerset replied before an unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 80 between George Bartlett and first class debutant Lewis Goldsworthy left honours pretty even.

The day began with White, unbeaten on 70, and Luke Hollman adding 24 before Craig Overton uprooted Hollman’s off stump with his score on 16.

White had moved to 81 and the total to 338 for seven off 108 overs when rain interrupted play at 11.50am. The action resumed at 1.20pm with two incident-packed overs.

White took two fours and a three off the first of them, bowled by Tom Abell to put his side within a single of a fourth batting point.

But his hopes of a maiden first class century were dashed when he edged Davey’s first ball of the following over to Hildreth at first slip.

The crestfallen White dragged himself off, having faced 224 deliveries and hit 13 fours. Two balls later Steve Finn fell lbw, having survived an equally confident appeal first up, and Somerset had their third bowling point.

With one run still needed for a fourth batting point, Tim Murtagh swung two boundaries to third-man, before being caught there to give Davey a third wicket.

Somerset’s reply had reached eight without loss when a lighter shower brought a 15-minute interruption. Then both openers fell quickly as Tom Lammonby edged a catch behind off Finn and Tom Banton was pinned lbw by Murtagh.

Hildreth looked in good touch as he and Abell took the score to 86 for two at tea, the latter surviving two slip chances in the same Tom Helm over, Max Holden and White the guilty fielders.

Hildreth had overtaken Darren Stevens as the leading run-maker among players still operating in the domestic game when fencing at the first delivery after tea from Murtagh and being caught behind.

Abell then chipped a full ball from Finn to mid-wicket and departed for 41. With the floodlights on, George Bartlett, on 13, was dropped by Sam Robson at second slip off Martin Andersson.

Drizzle and light issues brought a further break at 120 for four. A 6pm resumption of 15 overs saw Bartlett progress serenely to 43 and 20-year-old Cornishman Goldsworthy move stylishly to 34, an innings rich with promise.


Durham vs Warwickshire, Group 1, County Championship

Durham *287/4 (119 ov)

Warwickshire 87/10 (42.5 ov)

Stumps - Day 2 - Durham lead by 200 runs


Centuries from Will Young and Alex Lees compounded Durham's advantage over Warwickshire in their LV= Insurance County Championship clash, building a 200-run lead after day two at Emirates Riverside.

Young and Lees continued their impressive form from the previous evening, preventing the visitors from mounting a comeback in the morning session. Young was the first to three figures, scoring his maiden century for Durham. The New Zealander enjoyed a stand of 208 with Lees for the first wicket that was broken by Liam Norwell.

Lees remained composed at the other end on his way to his 17th first-class century and first of the term. He remained unbeaten at the close with the home side in a dominant position on 287 for four, heading into day three looking to engineer their first win of the season.

Resuming on 88 for nought, Norwell could have removed Young without adding to his overnight score, but he failed to take a difficult return catch on the dive. Young made the most of his reprieve, passing fifty for the first time of the season from 150 balls with a drive down the ground. The Durham openers strengthened their side's grip by posting their first stand of over a hundred this season. Lees then joined his partner in reaching his half-century, continuing his solid start to the term.

After passing fifty both openers began to up the ante. Lees dispatched Danny Briggs for back-to-back boundaries over long-on, taking the stand beyond 150 before Young cleared the fence over cow corner off the left-arm spinner. Successive boundaries off Tim Bresnan took the New Zealand international to 99 before he posted his 11th first-class hundred from 248 deliveries.

The Durham openers had put in 208 for the first wicket, their highest opening stand against Warwickshire before Norwell finally earned the breakthrough for the visitors. The right-arm seamer ended Young's innings, pinning the New Zealander on the crease lbw for an impressive 124.

Lees continued to grind his way towards his first century of the season, nurdling a single into the leg-side to get over line from 283 balls. At the other end wickets began to tumble as Scott Borthwick and David Bedingham were both removed by deliveries that kept low before Jack Burnham was dismissed for one by Briggs, earning the visitors their first point of the game.

Rain halted play just before the tea break and wiped out over two hours. The action resumed with Lees and Ned Eckersley steering Durham to the close four wickets down with an imperious advantage over the Midlands outfit.



Gloucestershire vs Leicestershire, Group 2, County Championship

Gloucestershire *176/6 (45 ov)

Leicestershire 421/10 (144.1 ov)

Stumps - Day 2 - Gloucs trail by 245 runs.


Lewis Hill’s second first-class century and four wickets from Chris Wright put Leicestershire firmly in command at Bristol as Gloucestershire closed day two 176 for six replying to 421.

Hill took his overnight 77 to 121 as Leicestershire ground out 144 overs with Ben Mike also making 54, his third first-class fifty, as the Foxes posted their second-highest total at Bristol.

Wright then helped plunge Gloucestershire from 99-1 to 121-6 in a calamitous half hour for the hosts that puts their unbeaten start to the season in serious jeopardy.

All was well with Gloucestershire’s reply as Chris Dent made a fourth fifty of the summer. But he felt for one sent across him from Wright and edged behind for 53 after James Bracey, on 27, played across the line and was lbw to Callum Parkinson.

Ian Cockbain couldn’t get his bat down in time to a full straight delivery from Wright and was lbw for a third-ball duck. Tom Lace, only 4, then nudged at Dieter Klein and edged low to third slip before Ryan Higgins was squared up by Wright and lbw for 5 struck on the back pad.

It was a wonderful final session to another excellent day for Leicestershire who resumed 264 for four and, though they were only able to claim one more batting point, built well through Hill.

When Hill made 126 against Surrey in just his second first-class match in 2015 his career was all before him. But since then only the 2017 season - 554 runs at 30 - has been remotely noteworthy and his record suggests he is fortunate to still be a professional.

But talent has clearly never deserted him and he arrived with four half-centuries and a 47 in six innings this season and here reached a long-awaited hundred in 176 balls.

A flashing cover drive off Josh Shaw, to a delivery that was by no means a half-volley, was the stroke of the match so far but he fell just short of his career-best, driving at one from Higgins angled in that took out his off stump.

Mike passed fifty in exactly 100 balls but Leicestershire lost their last four wickets for 28 as Dan Worrall finished with five for 79 - an eighth five-for of his career and first for Gloucestershire.

Surrey vs Hampshire, Group 2, County Championship

Surrey *513/3 (132 ov)

Hampshire 92/10 (34.3 ov)

Stumps - Day 2 - Surrey lead by 421 runs.


Hashim Amla stroked an unbeaten 215 from 367 balls and Ollie Pope hit 131 as Surrey moved remorselessly to 513 for 3 and into an impregnable position against Hampshire at the halfway point of their LV= Insurance County Championship match at the Kia Oval.

Amla and Pope added 257 in 62 overs for the third wicket, a Surrey record against Hampshire at the Oval, on a day of relentless accumulation for the two high-class South Africa and England Test batsmen.

By stumps, Surrey were a massive 421 runs ahead, having shot out Hampshire for a mere 92 on day one, and on course for a first win of the championship season at the fourth attempt.

For the veteran Amla, 38, who began the day on 59, it was his seventh first-class double-hundred and an eye-catching return to form after picking up a pair in Surrey’s defeat against Middlesex at Lord’s last week.

Resuming on 131 for 1, Surrey lost their captain Rory Burns for 80 after 40 minutes’ play, the England Test opener bowled off his pads aiming a pull at left-arm spinner Liam Dawson.

Burns added just 19 runs to his overnight score but had already produced one sublime flick off his pads for four off Kyle Abbott and departed looking distraught at missing out on a really big score after taking his season’s run tally to 256 from six innings, with three scores above 50, at an average of 42.66.

Amla and Pope, however, simply went on and on as Hampshire – who started the match top of group 2 with two wins from their first three fixtures – were made to suffer.

Ian Holland did beat Pope, on 6, with a leg-cutter, and on 64 the talented 23-year-old edged Abbott through the gap between two slips and gully for four soon after the former South Africa fast bowler took the second new ball.

Amla, similarly, only had a few alarms as he cruised to a 53rd first-class hundred – early on being beaten by an Abbott nip-backer and later seeing teenage seamer Scott Currie produce a superb leg-cutter which pitched on middle stump and bounced sharply to beat the outside edge.

He also survived a difficult chance to gully on 184, slashing at Currie, but otherwise Amla and Pope simply caressed a stream of fine shots on both sides of the wicket, finding the gaps seemingly at will. Between them, they collected 37 fours, and after Pope was well-caught at backward point off Currie the 20-year-old Jamie Smith arrived to ease to 66 not out and help Amla add a further 100.


 Worcestershire vs Essex, Group 1, County Championship

Worcestershire *37/0 (16 ov)

Essex 561/8d (174 ov)

Stumps - Day 2 - Worcs trail by 524 runs


Essex registered their highest score in the LV=Insurance County Championship for five years as Tom Westley continued his love affair with New Road on day two against Worcestershire.

Westley hit his third century in his last four matches on the ground – two for his County and one for England Lions – as Essex amassed 561-8 declared from 174 overs.

It was their best total in the competition since 569 all out against Kent at Chelmsford in 2016.

Dan Lawrence, Paul Walter and Simon Harmer also scored half centuries after Sir Alastair Cook’s opening day hundred had laid the initial foundations.

The home attack retained their discipline on a slow pitch offering virtually no encouragement to the seamers and kept the run rate below three an over until Harmer’s late assault.

But it left their batsmen facing a similar challenge to the opening game of the season at Chelmsford when they withstood Essex for two days after they had amassed 490-9.

Openers Daryl Mitchell and Jake Libby completed the first part of that task in surviving 16 overs in reaching 37-0.

Essex resumed on 266-2 and Lawrence completed his half century when depositing a full toss from leg spinner Brett D’Oliveira over mid-wicket for six.

It also brought up the 300 and the third batting point in the 110th over.

A single on the leg side off D’Oliveira enabled Westley, on 75 overnight, to bring up his century which followed on from his double hundred in the meeting at Chelmsford.

Jake Libby, captaining Worcestershire in this game for the first time, made the breakthrough with his initial delivery.

Westley went onto make 113 before attempting to sweep Libby and top edged a catch to Ben Cox running from behind the stumps to the bowler’s end.

He hit one six and 14 fours in his 256 ball innings and the partnership with Lawrence added 130 in 36.5 overs.

There was reward for Pennington after a spell of just one boundary in 12 overs during the afternoon session.

Lawrence - on 90 from 155 balls with one six and nine fours - moved across his stumps and was adjudged lbw after the ball struck his back pad.

It was a disappointing end to an innings viewed by England batting coach, Marcus Trescothick.

Tom Fell pulled off an excellent diving catch at short third man to dismiss Paul Walter (65) who carved away a delivery from Daryl Mitchell at 463-5.

Ryan ten Doechate (41) survived a stumping chance off Brett D’Oliveira but the leg spinner trapped him lbw to the very next delivery.

D’Oliveira then had Adam Wheater (23) lbw aiming a blow over square leg and Championship debutant Shane Snater (1) played on to the same bowler.

Harmer raced to his half century off 47 balls with the aid of three sixes in an over from D’Oliveira before the declaration


Derbyshire vs Nottinghamshire, Group 1, County Championship

Derbyshire 105/10 & *23/0 (10 ov)

Nottinghamshire 256/10 (68.4 ov) & 318/10 (70.4 ov)

Stumps - Day 2 - Derbyshire need 447 runs

Nottinghamshire are on course to end a first-class drought stretching back to 2018 after dominating the second day of the LV=Insurance County Championship match against Derbyshire at Derby.

Luke Fletcher completed a five wicket haul as Derbyshire were skittled for 105 before half-centuries from Haseeb Hameed, Ben Duckett and Joe Clarke drove home their advantage.

Hameed scored 94 from 142 balls and Duckett, who passed 25 for the first time this season, made 87 off 101 balls with Clarke contributing 53 as Notts scented their first victory in red ball cricket for nearly three years.

Although they lost five wickets for 10 runs to be bowled out for 318 with Fynn Hudson-Prentice taking 4 for 40, Derbyshire were set a daunting target of 470 and reached 23 for 0 at the close.

Derbyshire’s first objective at the start of the day was to reach the follow-on target of 107 but they came up short with Fletcher claiming the last two wickets.

Ben Aitchison went in the second over of the day, edging to third slip with no addition to the overnight score but Brooke Guest and Sam Conners resisted for another eight overs.

Fletcher bowled Guest off a glove but with three days left in the game, Steven Mullaney decided against enforcing the follow-on.

By lunch, Notts had extended the lead to 211 for the loss of Ben Slater who saw his hopes of a third consecutive century ended when a ball from Luis Reece came off a pad and dislodged the leg bail.

The afternoon was dominated by Hameed and Duckett who plundered 157 in 29 overs to extinguish any chance Derbyshire had of staying in the game.

Duckett looked set to end a lean run with a century until he edged Fynn Hudson-Prentice low to first slip and Hameed’s ambitions of a third hundred in four innings ended in the first over after tea when he was bowled trying to cut Matt Critchley.

Nottinghamshire’s innings ended chaotically after Clarke fell to an acrobatic catch at midwicket by Tom Wood with the last five wickets falling in five overs.

That left Derbyshire with 40 minutes to bat which Reece and Wood negotiated with few alarms although it would take a remarkable effort to deny Notts that long overdue victory.

Lancashire vs Sussex, Group 3, County Championship

Lancashire *193/6 (87 ov)

Sussex 328/10 (102.2 ov)

Stumps - Day 2 - Lancashire trail by 135 runs

Young off-spinner Jack Carson continued his impressive start to the season with four wickets as Sussex fought back strongly against Lancashire in the LV=Insurance County Championship Group 3 match at Hove.

The 20-year-old from Northern Ireland finished the second day with four for 50 from 28 overs as Lancashire reached 193 for six in reply to Sussex’s 328, having been 137 for one.

Carson now has 15 wickets this season while 18-year-old debutant Jamie Atkins also had cause for celebration after removing Lancashire skipper Dane Vilas for a duck to claim his maiden first-class victim.

Lancashire openers Alex Davies and Keaton Jennings had put on 93 with few alarms with Jennings passing 50 for the first time this season, but Carson broke through in his fifth over when a quicker ball deceived Davies (34) who chopped on trying to cut after nearly three hours at the crease.

Jennings had been badly missed at slip by Stiaan van Zyl on 53 off the luckless George Garton but it wasn’t expensive. He added just seven more before edging Carson to slip off a delivery which turned just enough out of the rough.

That left Lancashire 137 for two, but they then lost four wickets for the addition of just seven runs. Stuart Meaker was rewarded for an excellent spell down the slope when Luke Wells (28), on his first return to the county where he spent ten seasons, followed one and was caught behind.

Carson’s third victim was Steven Croft (5), who was athletically caught off bat and pad by wicketkeeper Ben Brown diving forward, and it was 151 for five when Vilas was bowled off an inside edge trying to force Atkins through the off side.

Liam Livingstone’s first Championship innings of the season lasted just four balls as Aaron Thomason took a juggling catch at short leg to give the irrepressible Carson his fourth wicket and Lancashire had lost five for 24 runs in 8.5 overs. Josh Bohannon and Danny Lamb negotiated 23 overs to stumps but their side still trail by 135.

Earlier, Sussex added just six runs to their overnight 317 for seven before being dismissed for 323 with Lamb taking the last three wickets. He bowled Carson (13) via an inside edge, ran out Henry Crocombe (5) by deflecting the ball onto the stumps as Crocombe backed up before Garton (35) was last out, caught at fine leg. Lamb finished with three for 59 and Tom Bailey took three for 69 before Lancashire’s reply was held up by rain which forced a 40-minute delay.

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